Lavish bustles of long
feathers - usually from an eagle or another raptor - burst from the dancer's
In fancy dances, similar,
often brightly colored bustles are carried at the shoulders as well.
This is a time for the men
to dance in the way of their fathers and grandfathers, and some of these outfits
or costume pieces are passed down through the generations as well.
Some men's regalia, in
this and other dances, may include a red eagle feather denoting an injury in
battle for a veteran. For this dance, spectators will stand and remove hats because of the abundance
of eagle feathers in the outfits.
Southern Traditional Men also known as Southern Straight
wear cotton, broadcloth or buckskin pants, a shirt and a breastplate of bones (or lighter
weight plastic "bones") that may stop at the waist or the knees and a
comb-like headdress (roach) of porcupine guard hair and deer tail hair.